Primark My Perfect Colour Matte Foundation || Wear Test & Review

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re doing well? I’m so excited to upload my review on this foundation, I picked this up nearly a month ago now and finally got round to testing it out last week. The My Perfect Colour foundation from Primark has gotten some pretty good reviews over on YouTube and other blogs so when I was in the York store I decided to pick it up. Little bit of admin: uploading once a week best fits my schedule right now whilst I’m preparing for my Alevel exams so there will always be a new post on Thursday’s at 10am (GMT). Right, let’s get into this.

Primark beauty is constantly under review by beauty lovers and for good reason, it’s cheap! I picked this particular foundation (My Perfect Colour Matte Finish) up for just £3, in shade Vanilla (there are 16 different shades to chose from which is a pretty average range). Primark actually have a huge good variety of foundations including a stick, cushion, matte finish, velvet finish, and semi-matte finish. I’m pretty sure the foundation I picked up was released in 2017 so it’s not the latest one but I still thought it was worthwhile reviewing.


The packaging is pretty much what you’d expect for £3, its cheap plastic, the printed text will rub off and I’m 90% I’ll lose the lid in about a week. But before I bash it too hard I should mention it HAS A PUMP! Pretty impressive seeing as even my £20+ MAC foundation doesn’t come with one…


The formula claims to be a medium-full coverage, have a matte finish and be oil free – all sounds perfect for someone like me who has a very oily skin type. The first thing I noticed when pumping this onto the back of my hand was that it’s very runny, definitely not thick which I expected. As well as that it felt thin which instantly makes me feel that it’ll have no coverage. I decided it would be best to test this out using a brush as my beauty sponge is quite bad for soaking up the product and I wanted to give this the best shot at succeeding.

Blending was a little tricky if I’m being honest, it was streaky and hard to get consistent – maybe it was just the brush I chose to use but I used my usual one which is fine with the other foundations I wear. In the end I got it to blend evenly with light-medium coverage, if you are a full coverage girl (or guy) with no exception I think you would have a hard time building this up to that level as it defiantly runs thin. The colour I chose was a little light for me but I think it works okay. Before powdering this did have a matte finish which I liked although I felt that it gave my skin quite a bit of texture and showed off my pores badly; particularly under my eyes and on my cheeks. I set the foundation with my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and continued with my makeup look.

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Overall I’m not massively impressed with the way it looked on my skin, it was matte which I like and for the price I can’t say I’m disappointed. My only criticism is that I wish it had a more flawless finish. In pictures it appears to be a lot more flawless than it actually was in person. (I forgot to do a flashback test – sorry)

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Onto the wear test, I always feel nervous about this when testing out a new product because as someone with oily skin it can get messy and not cute pretty quick. My favourite daily foundation usually gives me about 5-6 hours before I feel my skin no longer looks ‘fresh’.

3 Hour Wear Test - Primark Foundation

3 hours in and my skin was still looking pretty much the exact same way. There is noticeably some oil around my nose but my cheeks and forehead still look good. By 2pm I was back home and had been wearing the foundation for roughly 6 hours and I was impressed. I didn’t look like an oily mess, my cheeks had become a touch oily and my forehead is shiny but in comparison to how some foundations make my skin look (and feel) this was one of the better ones. I would go as far as to say it’s longevity is on par with the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless which I known is a holy grail for a lot of people.

6 Hour Wear Test - Primark Foundation

To summarise, the application process isn’t one of my favourites, it’s difficult to blend and can look streaky if you don’t carefully apply it. The coverage is not full coverage but the colour has a lot of pigmentation to cover redness – can something be medium coverage but have a lot of pigmentation? I don’t know, hopefully you know what I mean. I wish I had picked this up in a darker shade as now the sun has reappeared (ish) this will very quickly become much too pale for me. More positively though the longevity is impressive and particularly for the price it’s not to shabby at all. I would actually recommend giving this ago as for £3 you can’t go wrong.

This wasn’t the only Primark makeup product I picked up on my trip, next week I’ll be reviewing there new customisable eye shadow palettes. So if you love budget friendly makeup or just a good beauty review then follow along, the button will be either at the side or below. See you all soon!


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